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Area 40 or 76 Colorado Elk?

would anyone know if it would be possible to get a list of private land owners that have property in area 40. I would like to contact some of them to see if they allow elk hunting and what fees they charge.

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Area 40 or 76 Colorado Elk?

I do not know of any list of landowners and most of them guide and outfitt on there property. They are all pretty proud of the elk up there with a lot of them charging around 3K to 5K for a bull around 320 plus a trophy fee, and the price goes up with each next size ( 350,360,370 and up). Several of my freinds and relatives, we all live here, have taken very nice bulls anywhere from 295 all the way up to 396 gross. You don't have to be on the private to kill one of these giants, let me check around and see if there are small property owners that will let you pay to get through there property or even hunt. I'll get back with you.

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Area 40 or 76 Colorado Elk?

Thanks for your help. I just don't want to limit myself to the national forest land. I have not yet received my BLM maps so I don't know how much BLM land there is or if there is any access to it. I don't want to tresspass on private property. Thanks again for your help.

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Area 40 or 76 Colorado Elk?

There is more access on BLM than on NF its just knowing how to get there. When you get your maps, let me know if you have any questions!

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elk GMU 40 colorado

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I too have 10 non resident pref points built up and want to use themin 40 or 76 this fall. how do I contact and get access to some of the private land in GMU 40?

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Area 40 or 76 Colorado Elk?

Well I might as well join the party! I have 12 points and would like to take my dad out there (he has 12 also). Trying to figure out the logistics on where to go, etc. Some guys on here have been a tremendous help so far. What a great site. I dont know much about 40, most of my research has so far been on 76. Can anyone give me the rundown on 40 in general?

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Area 40 or 76 Colorado Elk?

I am working on the information on the private part of unit 40 and checking around.
Unit 40 is a heavily private unit but has some very good numbers of elk and grows some great bulls. There is some public with some decent access, it is definitely not any thing close to a wilderness hunt, but there are some great bulls taken every year up there. Good luck and good hunting!

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Area 40 or 76 Colorado Elk?

Just received my BLM maps. Looks like quite a bit of BLM land north of Unaweep canyon. Any good accesss points? Also is The Palisades Wilderness study area any good? Would appreciate any info you could provide.

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Area 40 or 76 Colorado Elk?

djmtwood It is a good area but in the north east end. You want to stick around the very upper end of Bull Draw, North Fork and Fish Creek. You are going to have to hike into all of this country, but it can be well worth it. You can still drive part way up bull draw. North Creek has a small pull off area, but I would park across the creek. You would have to use North Creek to get to Fish Creek also. If you have anymore questions let me know.
Berettaman/rambopup4 I am still working on the private part of the mountain and numbers.

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Area 40 or 76 Colorado Elk?

Elkkill06 Thanks for all of your help so far. I was wondering if you could tell me the best way to access the BLM land by Snyders Flats and Mayflower Gulch. Thanks

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